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LIST: Persons authorized to go out during Luzon-wide lockdown

/ 07:45 PM March 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the entire island of Luzon under “enhanced community quarantine” until April 13 in a bid to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that has so far infected over 200 people in the country, 17 of whom have died.

The restriction includes the stoppage of public transportation and the strict imposition of home quarantine with the exemptions of businesses, services, and activities related to the production or provision of food, medicine and health, banking and finance, public utilities and mass media.

On Wednesday, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases released a comprehensive list of exemptions from the mandatory home isolation.


Here’s the complete list of persons exempted from the mandatory home quarantine:



Medical Services

  • All DOH Officials and Staff
  • All health and service personnel stationed at LGU Health Facilities
  • All PRC vehicles bearing the Red Cross Logo and Staff with Red Cross IDs
  • Core Staff from the WHO Country and Regional Offices
  • Doctors and their drivers
  • Hospital Staff and Employees including janitorial services
  • Medical Professionals and other Employees
  • Private CareGivers

Funeral Services

  • Employees
  • Immediate family of the deceased

Emergency Responders

  • BFP
  • DSWD
  • Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT)
  • LGU Officials

Security Services

  • PNP, AFP, PCG, BJMP, NBI, OTS, BOC, BI, PPA, MMDA, and other Law Enforcement Agency Personnel
  • Company Security Officers and Security Guards
  • Force Multipliers (Brgy Officials, Brgy Tanods)



  • Bank Employees
  • Armored Vehicle Crew

Money Transfer Services

  • Employees

Groceries/Convenience Stores

  • Employees

Public Markets

  • Vendors


  • Pharmacists and Employees

Food Chain/Restaurants

  • Staff and Crew


  • Delivery personnel (2 including the driver) of cargoes
  • Employees working at food and medical manufacturing establishments



  • Key Officials and Employees
  • Employees of Cable and Internet Service Providers

Water Companies

  • Key Officials and Employees
  • Water Delivery and Refilling Stations Crew

Energy Companies

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  • Power Plant Maintenance Employees
  • Petroleum Tanker Drivers
  • Gasoline Attendants
  • Coal Delivery Drivers


  • Garbage Collectors


  • Private Individual (1 per household) availing the services of the mentioned establishments
  • Government Skeletal force of the Executive Branch
  • Capital Markets (based on skeletal workforce)
    • Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
    • Securities and Exchange Commission
    • Philippine Stock Exchange
    • Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corporation
    • Philippine Securities Settlement Corporation
    • Philippine Depository and Trust Corporation
  • DOLE Skeletal Staff for Tulong Hanapbuhay sa Ating disadvantage/displaced Workers (TUPAD)
  • Senators and Congressmen with their CoS
  • Department Secretaries, Undersecretaries, Assistant Secretaries
  • Bureau Directors
  • Ombudsman and Deputy Ombudsman
  • Justices of Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Tax Appeals, and Sandiganbayan
  • Judges of the Regional, Metropolitan, City and Municipal Trial Courts and Prosecutors
  • Governors
  • Media Personalities including PCOO and its attached agencies
    • Unified ID Cards issued by PCOO are required starting March 21, 2020
  • Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) and Export-Oriented Businesses Personnel and those facilitating for their work from home arrangements
  • Critical Transportation Facilities Employees (i.e.; MRT, LRT, PNR, Airport and Toll Facilities)
  • Outbound and Inbound International passengers and driver

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

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